The Czech National Forest Inventory has been a source of reliable information about the condition and development of Czech forests since the launch of its first cycle in 2001. As part of the third National Forest Inventory in the Czech Republic (NFI3), the Forest Management Institute conducted data collection between 2016 and 2020. In this period of time, the condition of Czech forests was significantly affected by a bark beetle calamity of unprecedented extent. During the field surveys, sample plots established during the preceding inventory cycle (NFI2, 2011-2015) were visited. The current situation and changes with respect to the previous inventory were registered on these plots.
The first set of NFI3 results captures the situation of Czech forests in terms of their extent and parameters related to their use as a source of wood.